The latest team to be enlightened under the season preview scope is Blackburn, who will be looking to build upon last season’s top ten finish – but without financial strength and squad improvement, and the notable lack of a goalscoring striker.
Every year the Premier League turns up it’s fair share of randomers, and Neil Sherwin looks at those who made a positive impact during the 2009/10 season. 1. Brian Jensen (Burnley) ‘The Beast’, as he is affectionately known, may have conceded more goals than any other goalkeeper this season (73 in the league) but it […]
The “Big Four”: Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and……… Blackburn Rovers of course. In the 18 years since the establishment of the Premier league, nee Premiership, only these four clubs have enjoyed success in getting their hands on the top prize in domestic football. Rovers’ victory in the 1994-1995 season, sandwiched between two periods of back-to-back […]
What a week of football. We could have done without Messi’s fourth goal which scuppered a very promising punt on a 3-1 win for Barcelona. But if a bet is to be ruined, an outstanding performance by the greatest player of our generation is just about the best consolation. This weekend we have six Premier […]
A Carlos Tevez-inspired Manchester City have moved into the top four in the Premiership after an accomplished win over Blackburn Rovers at the City of Manchester Stadium tonight. An early strike from the Argentine striker set City on their way,and he bagged his second with less than five minutes gone in the second half, curling […]
The semi finals of the Carling Cup got a little bit more interesting last night when Manchester rivals City and United were drawn to face each other for a place at Wembley. City overcame a young Arsenal side comfortably in their quarter final while holders United defeated Tottenham, whom they beat in last year’s showpiece, […]
October 31st, Manchester Utd vs Blackburn It is 3.30 am and I’m at a fancy dress party in Dundrum, South Dublin. I am talking to a chicken that is half way through hatching. My flight to this weekend’s game is only three hours away and by the time I settle into my leaba (bed, in […]
Chelsea snatch the three points from Man Utd via the head of John Terry, Arsenal hand out another footballing lesson, and devil turned hero Heurelho Gomes saves his way to three points for Spurs. Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United Captain John Terry put Chelsea five points clear of Manchester United at the top of the Premier […]